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How do I get my entire blog entry to show up on the first page?

  1. blushandbarbells
    Member

    I would like my entire post to show up without being truncated. I don't want a cut or a jump.
    Thanks for your help!

    The blog I need help with is blushandbarbells.com.

  2. There's a pervasive belief that all themes are coded to display full post on the front page and all themes are code to provide sidebar. Neither is true. Most older themes may meet that muster but many newer themes do not. If Ascetica has an active excerpt box below the editor then there is a workaround you can use.

    On any theme with an active excerpt box you can use this workaround to have full posts on the front page. You compose your whole post first and before you publish it you switch to the HTML (Text) editor, copy all the code, paste it into the Excerpt box below the posts editor, and publish the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/#creating-excerpts

    If you do not see an excerpt box then go to screen options on the top right hand corner of your Admin page and include:
    Post – Likes and Shares, Format*, Categories, Tags, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments**, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

    P.S. On themes that do have an active excerpt function, the workaround works very well but you have to do it on every post you create.

    If the excerpt box in not active then note that the Custom Design upgrade will allow you to change appearance but will not allow you to change the way any theme functions. We cannot edit templates or themes on WordPress.com blogs.

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. ... http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  3. Edited version:
    There's a pervasive belief that all themes are coded to display full posts on the front page and all themes are coded to provide sidebars on every page in a blog. Neither is true. Most older themes may meet that muster but many newer themes do not.

  4. blushandbarbells
    Member

    Thanks for your response. I suppose I'll have to find another theme.

  5. blushandbarbells
    Member

    Okay, I found a new theme that has my entire post. Thanks a lot for explaining the differences to me!

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